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Hawaiian Style Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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681 Manono St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6435
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hmm... lots of brown gravy. Good if you eat to live (as opposed to live to eat) Portions are large and well priced. Perfect if you are a pancake lover and extra hungry.

Thank caljang
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my family for dinner, great place, with several high chairs, and very quick service. I have never had my food that quick ever. Big portions yes, local kitchen style and freshly made.

Thank Rosa R
Atlanta, GA
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608 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were driving across the island and decided to stop in to this restaurant and it did not disappoint, we had trouble deciding because of all the good looking options. We finally settled on two different poke bowls. Mine had the tuna poke as well as the sweet chicken. It was really good, and the portions were enough to feed... More 

Thank DaisyDot24
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an extremely popular restaurant, especially for locals. They have a ton of choices and the portions are pretty humongous, especially the pancakes. I tried the coconut pancakes and really wasn't that impressed, but liked everything else. And the prices are really good. Most everyone leaves with a container of leftovers, but no worries if you don't...they save the... More 

Thank Dexter H
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You are in for a grand treat by ordering breakfast with choice of toast or pancakes with your bacon and eggs. Be prepared if you order pancakes because they are Giant

Thank 765matildak
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers the largest servings of any I have seen yet on the island. Your breakfast order comes with pancakes or toast. These pancakes are a meal unto themselves, and then comes your order. I had Chicken Fried Steak, prepared just the way I like it,  breading not thick with tender meat. Maybe this is why many in the... More 

Thank TNAllison
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had great food at a reasonable price. I had the local beef stew which was just awesome. Large portions and moderate price. My wife had the saimin and my niece had short ribs both couldn't finish and really enjoyed their meals. Also you must try the lilikoi pie. Awesome. I wish I had brought a whole pie. If... More 

Thank Terry C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was recommended by a neighbor. We went for breakfast. Pancakes were huge but were just ok. We love corned beef hash but it turned out to be canned. You need to be aware there is a $3.95 charge per person if you share anything. The rest of the food was just ok.

Thank Takmon
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food, huge plates come hungry! The Korean pork is amazing, but the Mok a sauras is what really kills it. Anyone visiting Hilo should definitely check this place out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best local food we had on the island. Close to airport and downtown. 30 minute wait and lots of locals. Very reasonable pricing and large portions. The Hawaiian platter was wonderful. The Korean ribs were not as good. We did not order the super sized pancakes (almost all locals ordered them) Unfortunately they dont open in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 681 Manono St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6435
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 8089699265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?